Getting a head start on tomorrow

After three fruitful editions, the fourth European Investor Summit was held on June 6, organised by Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) at its Paris headquarters.

This annual event, which has become a landmark in the European investment world, brought together more than 200 asset owners, fund managers and finance professionals for one day to discuss the current and future challenges and opportunities of our industry.

2023 is already an eventful year, with inflation hitting record highs, interest rates skyrocketing after being negative for quite some time, and the regional banking crises casting a shadow of doubt over international banks. Clearly a new paradigm is taking hold in the investment world and all players might have to rethink their strategy, from asset allocation to sustainability commitments. 

And since 2023 also marks the upcoming Rugby World Cup in France, let’s consider the values of this sport to guide us in facing the challenges of our industry: in this evolving scenario, there is obviously no room for a wait-and-see attitude… but precautions are in order. We should move step by step, taking the example of the rugby player entering the scrum: Crouch, Bind, Set. Analyse the situation, take the time to embrace the challenges and anticipate their consequences for our businesses, before committing to a new strategy.

This is precisely the raison d’être of the European Investor Summit giving you the opportunity to get a head start on tomorrow and to share these reflections with your peers. This year’s impressive line-up of prominent speakers addressed the most pressing issues affecting our industry: macroeconomics, private markets and liquid alternatives, with ESG at the heart of each debate.

In partnership with Societe Generale Securities Services, Funds Europe brings you some of the highlights from the conference, covering private markets, ESG and liquid alternatives.

© 2023 funds europe

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